Author Archives: Andrew Brandt

  1. Single Serving: The Twilight Sad – There’s a Girl in the Corner

    There are few acts that exist in a perpetual state of sadness quite like The Twilight Sad; for a simple comparison, they make their also-sad-and-also-Scottish peers Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks sound like Bobby McFerrin hopped up on Pharrell’s latest single. But like Eeyore and Charlie Brown, The Twilight Sad’s reliable melancholy is Continue…

    Like Eeyore and Charlie Brown, The Twilight Sad’s reliable melancholy is why we’re drawn to them. Their latest single finds the band running another cathartic lap on a pretty sorrowful track.


  2. Single Serving: Caribou – Our Love

    In no way has this summer been the summer of Caribou, but it has been a summer bookended by Caribou. Back in June, the Canadian producer dropped the first single from his forthcoming Our Love, and now, as August comes to a close, he’s released the album’s equally restrained title track. “Our Love” is a Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Eliot Sumner – “Information”

    Eliot Sumner, AKA I Blame Coco, AKA Sting’s daughter, is officially climbing the branches of her family’s tree. “Information,” the sprawling seven-minute title track off of her recently released EP, is a callback to classic-era the Killers and a time when U2’s latest single wouldn’t compel you to roll your eyes. With its big synth Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Mr Twin Sister – Blush

    If you thought the band formerly known as Twin Sister couldn’t get any dreamier—or, strangely, more formal—have we got news for you. Last week, the newly named Mr Twin Sister unleashed the floaty “Blush,” a sure-to-be-stand-out from their forthcoming self-titled record. The song finds the band perched atop a higher cloud than they’ve ever been, Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Courtney Barnett – “Pickles from the Jar”

    Courtney Barnett is funny. She doesn’t bust your britches—or tell actual jokes, for that matter. But the way in which she can create humor out of mundane, everyday situations makes her undeniably funny. Her latest, “Pickles from the Jar,” is a simple rock song wherein the singer-songwriter lists off all the ways her and her Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Júníus Meyvant – “Color Decay”

    Unlike its title suggests, “Color Decay”—the debut single from Iceland’s Júníus Meyvant—is timeless. The track not only hits on the wonder of Van Morrison and Belle and Sebastian with its playful percussion and upbeat acoustic rhythms, but it also calls out to current characters like Edward Sharpe and The Lumineers with its heart-tugging, broad sweeping Continue…

  7. An Interview With Zella Day

    Zella Day is an up-and-coming pop artist based out of L.A. who’s being dubbed (somewhat misleadingly) as the “happier version of Lana Del Rey.” While that’s an impressive comparison for a 19 year old, Zella’s songs of summers and ex-lovers are good enough to stand on their on; and with an album and future tours Continue…

  8. Single Serving: JUCE – “Burning Up”

    For some of us, summertime has worn out its welcome: the Fourth of July has passed, the beach has grown stale, and you can already feel August creeping in. Luckily for us, JUCE is here to add ten degrees of heat to your summer fun. The London trio has just unleashed their second track, “Burning Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Adelyn Rose – Perhaps

    Most days slide by with ease. But every once in a while there are times when it feels like the world stops, if only for a minute, to hit us with something heavy. “Perhaps,” a meditative offering from Wisconsin five-piece Adelyn Rose, is the moment after the blow wherein we catch our breath, grab our Continue…

  10. Single Serving: BEA – Safe Ground

    BEA has been baffling me for weeks. Yes, I know that she’s from Amsterdam, and I know that she sings songs too. But I don’t know if she writes them; I don’t even know if BEA is her name, or an acronym—or something else entirely. I do, however, know that the singer’s second single, “Safe Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Zola Jesus – “Dangerous Days”

    “Dangerous Days,” the first single off of Zola Jesus’ forthcoming Taiga, isn’t an indie hit. No, it’s a pure pop smash, built on pulsating synths and a habitual kick. It propels forward—and only forward—getting grander and greater as each verse and chorus passes. And while the instrumental soundscape is strong, the vocals are even stronger. Continue…

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